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Monday, September 21, 2015

Behind-the-Scenes Stories of Rush! Who Played the Wicked Lottery 50 Times Before He Won? by Linda Buchwald

Broadway ticket lotteries offer the theatre lovers' dream come true: great seats for little money. And some even offer entertainment for the loyal patrons as they wait for the winners to…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Brad Oscar: Snappy Dresser by Linda Buchwald

The two-time Tony Award nominee for Something Rotten! chats with Broadway Style Guide while getting his custom tux at Suitsupply. He shares his (and his dog’s) favorite item of clothing.

SOURCE: Broadway Style Guide at 09:22AM
Monday, May 25, 2015

Mr. Driver's Profession by Linda Buchwald

Adam Driver’s unusual path to a Broadway debut. Since Broadway actors are arguably at the top of the professional ladder, you might think they’ve learned everything they need to…

SOURCE: TDF at 05:58PM

Lombardi Coaches Its Audience by Linda Buchwald

Drafting sports fans for Broadway’s bleachersFootball enthusiasts and theatre aficionados do not necessarily seek out the same forms of entertainment. This presents a challenge for the…

SOURCE: TDF at 05:58PM

Building Character: Judith Light by Linda Buchwald

How Judith Light transformed into Marie LombardiWelcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series about actors and how they create their roles.–“It was like coming home.&…

SOURCE: TDF at 05:58PM

Jeanine Tesori Makes Music Without a Musical by Linda Buchwald

With A Free Man of Color, the composer opts for a playThere is a scene in John Guare's epic play A Free Man of Color, now playing on Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater’s Vivian Beaumon…

SOURCE: TDF at 05:58PM

Turning A Punk Album Into A Broadway Score by Linda Buchwald

How Broadway pros adapted Green Day's music for the stage.If you think of American Idiot as “the Green Day musical,” then you’re not exactly wrong. The score is made up of …

SOURCE: TDF at 05:58PM

Building Character: David Furr by Linda Buchwald

In “The Importance of Being Earnest,” the actor relies on everything from his costars to 70s sitcoms. Welcome to Building Character, TDF STAGES´ ongoing series about actors and …

SOURCE: TDF at 05:58PM

“Black Tie” Required by Linda Buchwald

Jess Goldstein designs costumes for A.R. Gurney's new playWhen you think of costume designing, you might think of someone sketching clothes or sitting at a sewing machine, not shopping at Br…

SOURCE: TDF at 05:58PM

How Does a “Starcatcher” Move? by Linda Buchwald

Steven Hoggett creates evocative movement at New York Theatre Workshop–What’s the most surprising thing about the mermaids in Peter and the Starcatcher? It could be their bras, w…

SOURCE: TDF at 05:58PM

Q & A With Joe Iconis by Linda Buchwald

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SOURCE: Pataphysical Science at 05:58PM
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

How Did His Life Become a Musical? by Linda Buchwald

The fascinating journey of Benjamin Scheuer’s The Lion — There’s an old theatre adage that a show doesn’t really become itself until it’s had several production…

SOURCE: TDF at 11:56AM
Friday, February 27, 2015

Real Feelings in a Virtual World by Linda Buchwald

How Ben Rosenfield plays an avatar in The Nether — There are two worlds in Jennifer Haley’s The Nether. One is reality—a dark, cold place. The other is The Hideaway, a Vict…

SOURCE: TDF at 09:00AM
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Anything Can Make Music in the Woods by Linda Buchwald

The musical magic of Fiasco’s bare-bones Into the Woods — In Fiasco Theater’s production of Into the Woods, now at Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theater, the handle of a su…

SOURCE: TDF at 11:29AM
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Animal (Mask) Inside His Mind by Linda Buchwald

How Trip Cullman evokes the teenage horror in Punk Rock — Forget a simple blackout. When MCC Theater’s production of Punk Rock transitions between scenes, we’re treated to …

SOURCE: TDF at 09:00AM
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

How Do You Make Two People Look Like One Person? by Linda Buchwald

Costumes and wigs create circus illusions in the Broadway musical Side Show — Emily Padgett and Erin Davie aren’t identical, not even close. But when they take the stage in Side …

SOURCE: TDF at 01:23PM
Friday, October 31, 2014

From Understudy to “On the Town:” Following Jay Armstrong Johnson’s Rise by Linda Buchwald

Welcome to Fanmail, our tributes to theatre artists we admire — I discovered Jay Armstrong Johnson in 2009 at a concert of Ryan Scott Oliver songs at Joe’s Pub. I went on a whim …

SOURCE: TDF at 09:00AM
Thursday, October 23, 2014

He’s Singing About His Home by Linda Buchwald

Jimmy Nail draws on personal experience for Broadway’s The Last Ship — The first voice heard in the new Broadway musical The Last Ship is Jimmy Nail’s. “I’m ver…

SOURCE: TDF at 09:00AM
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

15 Years Later, These Women Are Still Being Heard by Linda Buchwald

The EstroGenius Festival keeps making space for women artists — For 15 years, the EstroGenius Festival has been giving women a stronger voice in the arts. Presented by Manhattan Theatr…

SOURCE: TDF at 10:00AM
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The 400 Year-Old Tour by Linda Buchwald

Shakespeare’s Globe uses Elizabethan customs to stage King Lear — New York City is having a King Lear moment. The production of Shakespeare’s tragedy that runs through Octo…

SOURCE: TDF at 09:00AM
Monday, September 22, 2014

What’s Playing Off Broadway This Fall? by Linda Buchwald

Your preview of what’s happening Off Broadway this October, November, and December — Off Broadway never really takes a break. New productions arrived throughout the summer, but i…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00PM
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Muffins Are There for a Reason by Linda Buchwald

Props and set dressing tell a specific story in Theresa Rebeck’s Poor Behavior — The country home set for Theresa Rebeck’s Poor Behavior, now in its New York premiere from…

SOURCE: TDF at 09:00AM
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Not Just “Once,” But a Thousand Times by Linda Buchwald

At Broadway’s “Once,” cast members stick around for years — For many actors in the original cast, Once was the right show at the right time. That’s why theyR…

SOURCE: TDF at 09:00AM
Monday, June 16, 2014

This Musical Won’t Work if You Can’t Hear It by Linda Buchwald

Inside the sound design of Broadway’s Holler if Ya Hear Me — As the title suggests, it’s crucial that we hear Holler If Ya Hear Me. The new Broadway musical, in previews no…

SOURCE: TDF at 09:00AM
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Life and Times of Matilda’s Second Dad by Linda Buchwald

How Matt Harrington assumed a major Broadway role — Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles Every night before Matt Harrington goes on…

SOURCE: TDF at 11:27AM
Monday, May 5, 2014

Creating Two Worlds for “If/Then” by Linda Buchwald

Inside the development of the ambitious new musical — It all starts so simply. In the first scene of If/Then, recently-divorced Elizabeth (Idina Menzel) meets her friends Kate (LaChanz…

SOURCE: TDF at 09:00AM

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