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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

How Do You Play a Sympathetic Bigot? - Michael Oberholtzer on playing a prejudiced baseball pitcher in 'Take Me Out' by Linda Buchwald

Michael Oberholtzer talks about his Tony-nominated turn as a prejudiced baseball pitcher in Take Me Out --- "I think people are coming to see Take Me Out on Broadway for a number of reasons…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Thursday, September 8, 2022

You'll Plotz Reading This Hal Linden and Bernie Kopell Interview - The stars of 'Two Jews, Talking' kibitz about their careers, mortality and why Jewi by Linda Buchwald

The stars of Two Jews, Talking kibitz about their careers, mortality and why Jewish jokes are better in Yiddish Hal Linden and Bernie Kopell have more than 130 years of showbiz experience co…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Thursday, August 25, 2022

Two Tony Nominees on Their New-Old Musical - Michael John LaChiusa and Ellen Fitzhugh on the many iterations of 'Los Otros' by Linda Buchwald

Michael John LaChiusa and Ellen Fitzhugh on the many iterations of Los Otros --- How did Michael John LaChiusa and Ellen Fitzhugh's musical monologue Tres Niñas transform into the two-hande…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Friday, August 19, 2022

Why Jewish Representation on Stage Makes Me Kvell - With anti-Semitism on the rise, authentic portrayals of Jewish life are more important than ever by Linda Buchwald

With anti-Semitism on the rise, authentic portrayals of Jewish life are more important than ever At age 12 on my first trip to New York City, I saw my first Broadway show: the musical Titani…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Returning to the Stage in Back-to-Back Plays - Work-work balance: Why three actors decided to take on multiple shows simultaneously by Linda Buchwald

Work-work balance: Why three actors decided to take on multiple shows simultaneously --- Lots of people in many industries work more than one job. But when you're performing in a play eight …

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Thursday, January 6, 2022

I Stand Corrected About Standing Ovations - After 18 months of no in-person theatre, I'm happy to leap to my feet these days by Linda Buchwald

After 18 months of no in-person theatre, I'm happy to leap to my feet these days --- When I saw Company last month, I jumped up to applaud before the cast even started to bow. My companion t…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Friday, January 8, 2021

Casting a Lifeline by Linda Buchwald

Five questions with Thespian alum and Letters to Strangers founder Diana Chao The post Casting a Lifeline appeared first on Dramatics Magazine Online.

SOURCE: Dramatics Magazine at 01:15PM
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

On Show Tunes and Star Wars by Linda Buchwald

Catching up with Thespian alum Billy Recce The post On Show Tunes and <em>Star Wars</em> appeared first on Dramatics Magazine Online.

SOURCE: Dramatics Magazine at 10:17AM
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Action and Moment by Linda Buchwald

An introduction to Practical Aesthetics The post Action and Moment appeared first on Dramatics Magazine Online.

SOURCE: Dramatics Magazine at 05:17PM
Monday, August 19, 2019

Beyond Dialogue by Linda Buchwald

Creating theatre for deaf audiences The post Beyond Dialogue appeared first on Dramatics Magazine Online.

SOURCE: Dramatics Magazine at 09:25AM
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The Write Stuff by Linda Buchwald

A beginner's guide to high school playwriting competitions The post The Write Stuff appeared first on Dramatics Magazine Online.

SOURCE: Dramatics Magazine at 09:40AM
Sunday, July 29, 2018

How the Musical BE MORE CHILL Became a Hit Even Before it Played a Single New York Performance by Linda Buchwald

In the spring of 2017, Joe Iconis noticed that he was getting tagged in Twitter and Instagram posts about his sci-fi musical Be More Chill. This was unusual because aside from regional produ…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:18PM
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Making Merrily Work by Linda Buchwald

Tony-nominated director Michael Arden refreshes the infamous Sondheim musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Turning the Misogyny of Shakespeare’s Shrew on its Head by Linda Buchwald

Donna Lynne Champlin and LaTanya Richardson Jackson talk the all-female Shakespeare in the Park production of The Taming of the Shrew.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, May 15, 2016

Carolee Carmello and Terrence Mann: An Everlasting Partnership by Linda Buchwald

The veteran Broadway actors, reunited in Tuck Everlasting, chat about what they’ve learned working together show after show.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Monday, May 9, 2016

Andrew Rannells and Rory O’Malley Talk Performing in Two Cultural Phenomena by Linda Buchwald

Hamilton and Mormon. Two Blockbuster Hits. Two Kings. Two Elders. One Common Thread.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Parallel Careers Lead Brandon Victor Dixon and Joshua Henry to Onstage Collaboration at Last by Linda Buchwald

The two actors have played the same roles, followed similar paths, but now they're acting together for the first time as Shuffle Along's songwriting team.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

How Do You Design a Fairy Tale? by Linda Buchwald

Members of the creative teams from The Robber Bridegroom, The Wildness and The Woodsman discuss how their aesthetics create fantasies.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Off-Broadway\u2019s Boy Adds to the Gender Identity Discussion By Examining Nature Vs. Nurture by Linda Buchwald

Playwright Anna Ziegler and actor Bobby Steggert discuss the science and emotion behind Boy, the new play about a male raised as a female until his teenage years.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Monday, February 22, 2016

It's About Kids 'Knowing They Have a Voice' by Linda Buchwald

TADA! Youth Theatre Teaches Invaluable Lessons to Future Generations

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:40PM
Sunday, February 21, 2016

It’s About Kids “Knowing They Have a Voice”  TADA! Youth Theatre Teaches Invaluable Lessons to Futur by Linda Buchwald

The story of how a little white lie turned into New York City's award-winning youth theatre company. In celebration of its 30th anniversary, we take a look at its mission, its accomp…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Who Helps Run a Show Night After Night? by Linda Buchwald

It takes a village to put on a show, so we investigated the theatre jobs behind the lesser known titles in your Playbill.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:28AM

Who Arranges for Obama to See Hamilton? Still More Theatre Jobs You Didn’t Know Existed by Linda Buchwald

Who makes a show run night after night?&nbsp;Who created that epic fall in Broadway's&nbsp;Noises Off? It takes a village to put on a show, so we investigated the jobs behind the…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM

Did You Know That Physical Comedy Can Be Choreographed? Still More Theatre Jobs You Didn’t Know Exis by Linda Buchwald

Who makes a show run night after night?&nbsp;Who created that epic fall in Broadway's&nbsp;Noises Off? It takes a village to put on a show, so we investigated the jobs behind the…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Ties That Bond: How The Women Of The Humans Became Family by Linda Buchwald

In the latest drama from director Joe Mantello, actors Sarah Steele, Cassie Beck and Jayne Houdyshell created tight mother-daughter relationships and sisterly bonds in order to fight lik…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Thursday, February 4, 2016

How Schmackary’s Got Its Start! Get to Know the Baker Behind the Cookies Broadway Craves by Linda Buchwald

The founder of Schmackary's bakery, Zachary Schmahl, reveals how his dessert hobby morphed into a theatrical institution.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Monday, February 1, 2016

They’re In The Band! Meet the Kid Stars of School of Rock by Linda Buchwald

When you hear the sound of School of Rock &mdash; The Musical&nbsp;you may be flabberghasted to know that it's all coming from middle-school-aged musicians.&nbsp;We c…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
Sunday, December 20, 2015

What Does An Associate Director Do? Even More Theatre Jobs You Didn’t Know Existed by Linda Buchwald

From stage managers and makeup artists, to costume designers and sound engineers, it takes a village to raise a show. Still, there are some job titles in the Who's Who that you may not k…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:09AM
Sunday, November 22, 2015

What Does an “Air Sculptor” Do? A Handful of Theatre Jobs You Didn’t Know Existed by Linda Buchwald

From stage managers and makeup artists, to costume designers and sound engineers, it takes a village to raise a show. Still, there are some job titles in the Who's Who that even we don&#…

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:00AM
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

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