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Thursday, October 10, 2019

(A)loft Modulation by Carey

Jazz is a famously unstructured form of music. Often improvised, and unpredictable, it doesn’t matter if there is no clear ending to the song: the mere experience of listening is thrilling…

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Owning Her Power: Reneé Rapp, Regina George, and Compassionate Strength by Carey

Originally published on Dramatics.org View this story online No one can accuse Reneé Rapp of method acting. The emerging star of Broadway’s Mean Girls, who brings the scheming Queen Bee …

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Monday, October 7, 2019

I Lived Through the End of the World in a New York Basement by Carey

Originally published on Electric Literature View this story online One evening in late July, I huddled in a Manhattan basement, battling radioactive creatures and trying to stay alive in a p…

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

How Grief Helped Bring the Daughters of Two Theatre Luminaries Together by Carey

Originally published on TDF Stages View this story online  Playwright Lily Houghton and director Kylie M. Brown discuss their world-premiere collaboration — Artists often channel their gr…

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Wives by Carey

“A wives’ world,” the women sing as they triumphantly dance across the stage. “. . . and the male gaze will be cast away somewhere up among the stars . . .” With its empowered decl…

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Why Mitchell Jarvis Will ‘Rock’ Till He Drops by Carey

Originally published on TDF Stage View this story online  The actor on reprising his role as Lonny in Rock of Ages Mitchell Jarvis credits Shakespeare with inspiring him to revisit his bes…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

How a Planned Rom-Com Transformed Into a Serious Exploration of Captivity by Carey

Winter Miller on the unexpected trajectory of her world-premiere play No One Is Forgotten — For years Winter Miller has been telling her playwriting students to “follow your yes,” e…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

How “Hadestown” Turned an Ancient Story Into This Year’s Best Musical by Carey

Originally published on Electric Literature View this story online The road to hell is a lengthy passage in Hadestown, but the journey of Anais’ Mitchell’s re-envisioning of ancient Gr…

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Hillary and Clinton by Carey

“That felt good,” this critic thought after attending a performance of Hillary and Clinton, Lucas Hnath’s topical new play in performances at the Golden Theatre. Almost three years …

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

All My Sons by Carey

The crushing of youthful ideals has fueled many a drama, both onstage and off. But few have accomplished this as powerfully, or as devastatingly, as Arthur Miller in his 1947 drama All My So…

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Benny and Joon by Carey

Even the best garnishes can’t save a badly-baked treat. Thus is the case of Benny and Joon, the latest movie-to-musical adaptation to take the stage. This pleasantly pleasing but unfulfill…

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

What the Constitution Means to Me by Carey

As a teenager, playwright and performer Heidi Schreck visited many American Legion Halls, giving speeches on the Constitution that “drew a personal connection between your own life and the…

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He’s the Only Director Who Makes Her Comfortable Enough to Bare All by Carey

Originally published at TDF Stages View this story online   Halley Feiffer and Trip Cullman discuss collaborating on The Pain of My Belligerence at Playwrights Horizons — “We joke tha…

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Friday, April 12, 2019

5 Theatres You Need to Know: Women’s Theatre Companies in NYC by Carey

Originally published in TDF Stages View this story online  Where to see female artists and women’s stories on stage — According to the Broadway League, women make up 66% of Broadway au…

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Singing the Praises of Chick Flicks on Stage by Carey

Originally published on TDF Stages View this story online A new musical comedy celebrates an unfairly maligned genre Fans of so-called chick flicks — cinematic stories centering on romance…

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Friday, March 1, 2019

How Being a Dad Helped Tom Kitt Write His New Musical by Carey

Originally published in TDF Stages View this story online The co-creator of Next to Normal debuts Superhero Off-Broadway — Superhero at Second Stage Theatre is a homecoming for Tom Ki…

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Why Smashing the Patriarchy Is So Exhausting by Carey

Originally published in TDF Stages View this story online  Marin Ireland is all fired up in Abby Rosebrock’s Blue Ridge In 2015, Abby Rosebrock‘s mentor said he was worried ab…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Finally Centerstage and Singing: The Hello Girls at 59E59 Theaters by Carey

It was the phrase “unsung heroes” that captured Cara Reichel’s attention. The hour-long PBS documentary spotlighting women in the military only devoted about two minutes to the Hello G…

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Role Call: Executive Director: Robert Serrell by Carey

Originally published in American Theatre Magazine View this story online  “I’m such a nerd,” laughs Robert Serrell, executive director of the Barrow Group Theatre Company and School,…

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Intimate Exchanges by Carey

Originally published in American Theatre magazine View this story online Adam Noble had been teaching an advanced scene study class for just one month when he faced a startling encounter wit…

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Friday, October 19, 2018

How Do You Conjure a Feminist Icon Onstage? by Carey

Originally published on TDF Stages View this story online Breaking new ground for women in theatre is nothing new for Emily Mann. The 66-year-old playwright and director, who has served as t…

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Monday, October 15, 2018

How Immersive Theater Is Bringing Intimacy Back to Entertainment by Carey

Originally published on Electric Literature View this story online  Where is Narnia?” I joked as I stepped through the back of the large wooden wardrobe featured in the center of a Lower …

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Be More Chill by Carey

“Welcome to the human social ritual known as theater,” intones the pre-recorded voice before the curtain rises on Be More Chill. But theater is just one of the social rituals featured in…

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Friday, August 17, 2018

How Do You Direct Two Musicals at Once? by Carey

Originally published on TDF Stages View this story online Working on two shows simultaneously has driven Andy Sandberg to drink — large quantities of Pepsi Max. “The actors fre…

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Monday, August 6, 2018

This Ain’t No Disco by Carey

The lanky man in the blonde wig has the right idea. The lights in the club are suitably dim, but he keeps his sunglasses on for almost his entire time onstage. Audience members at This Ain…

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever by Carey

There’s a reason why some shows have never succeeded. As much as fans might love them in spite of – or because of – their flaws, their creators simply cannot make them work. And, despi…

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

7 Things a Neurosurgeon Wants You to Know About Parkinson’s Treatment by Carey

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Desperate Measures by Carey

How does one take a noted problem play by Shakespeare filled with abuses of political power and flagrant inequality between the sexes and somehow transform it into a two-hour musical comedy …

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

How One Man Turned His Love For Theater Into A Grammy-Winning Company by Carey

Originally published on Forbes.com View this story online “It’s almost like I had a crystal ball,” Van Dean reflected. “If you look at a lot of the things I’ve …

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

News: Cancer Deaths in America Are Declining by Carey

Originally published on ShareCare.com View this story online

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Navigating Through the Darkness in The Seafarer by Carey

Originally published on TDF Stages View this story online  Irish Rep revives Conor McPherson’s Tony-nominated play The Seafarer, Conor McPherson’s tale of despair and redemption…

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