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Sunday, December 13, 2020

Discussing “From Aphra Behn to Fun Home: A Cultural History of Feminist Theater” at the Detroit Writing Room Virtual Holiday Book Fair by Carey

I discuss the process of writing “From Aphra Behn to Fun Home: A Cultural History of Feminist Theater” and how the current Broadway shutdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic has inspired ref…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 10:27AM
Saturday, December 12, 2020

Interview with Broadway Radio: “From Aphra Behn to Fun Home: A Cultural History of Feminist Theater” by Carey

BroadwayRadio Special: Interview with Carey Purcell, Author of “From Aphra Behn to Fun Home: A Cultural History of Feminist Theatre”

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 02:55PM
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Bleeding Love by Carey

Sometimes art imitates life, and sometimes life imitates art. And sometimes the two combine in an eerily prescient performance that both inspires and unsettles. Such is the case with Bleedin…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 08:51AM
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Tristan Bernays and Kate Hamill on Finding New Modern-Day Meaning in Gothic Horror by Carey

Originally published on TheaterMania View this story online Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Bram Stoker’s Dracula share much in common. Their titles are often uttered in the same bre…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 07:47PM

5 Shows That Spotlight Great Women in History by Carey

Originally published on TDF Stages View this story online  Harriet Tubman, Nellie Bly and Molly Brown are just a handful of the sheroes being celebrated on New York stages — When I was as…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 07:35PM
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Medea by Carey

The fires of rage in Medea burn hot, but in Simon Stone’s new adaptation, all we see are the ashes. Stone’s modern-day reworking of Euripides’ familial tragedy about an enraged woman …

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 01:05PM
Sunday, December 22, 2019

Cyrano by Carey

“A great nose may be an index of a great soul,” Edmund Rostand wrote in Cyrano de Bergerac. When considering the latest adaptation of this popular tale of love and tragedy, which pointed…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 12:53PM
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Peter and the Wolf by Carey

“Breathe everybody,” Isaac Mizrah urged the audience before beginning the day’s second performance of Peter and the Wolf.  The intimate in-house theater proved to be a fitting venue f…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 03:54PM
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

A Rare Chance to See One of the First Immersive Works of Theatre by Carey

Originally published on TDF Stages View this story online María Irene Fornés’ Fefu and Her Friends is finally being revived after four-plus decades — Like many admirers of María Ir…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 10:23PM
Friday, November 15, 2019

Why Bedlam’s The Crucible Will Surprise You by Carey

Originally published on TDF Stages View this story online  The lauded theatre company puts its singular stamp on the Arthur Miller classic — Even before it begins, Bedlam’s take on Arth…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 04:10PM
Monday, November 4, 2019

Sylvia Khoury and Tyne Rafaeli Make Global Trauma Personal in Power Strip by Carey

Originally published on Theatermania View this story online  Calling Sylvia Khoury busy is an understatement. The fourth-year medical student is also a playwright with two productions openi…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 10:41AM
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…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 03:39PM
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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

Originally published on 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 …

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 03:45PM
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…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 08:01AM
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…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 11:05AM
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…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 02:54PM
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…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 01:22PM
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…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 09:11PM
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…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 05:04PM
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 …

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 02:44PM
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…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 11:36AM
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…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 06:03PM
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…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 08:27PM

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…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 11:16AM
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…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 12:27AM
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…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 05:26PM
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…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 09:20AM
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…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 03:46PM
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…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 11:28AM

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,…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 10:06AM
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…

SOURCE: Carey Purcell at 11:45AM

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