Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Theatrical Mustang: Justin Huertas Is Hero Material by American Theatre Editors

Woodzick talks to the performer and composer about his queer superhero musical 'Lizard Boy,' rooting for underdogs, and blending artistic genres.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:13PM

Michael Greif’s Triple Play by American Theatre Editors

The director 'Days of Wine and Roses' and 'Hell's Kitchen' and co-director of 'The Notebook' talks about his busy Broadway season and his specialty in shows about mental health.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:45AM

How to Retell a Classic: The Many Shades of ‘The Color Purple’ by American Theatre Editors

Playwright and screenwriter Marcus Gardley may not have known it at the time, but he had been preparing to adapt Alice Walker's iconic tale for decades.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:45AM
Tuesday, May 21, 2024

John Martin to Retire from Florida Rep by American Theatre Editors

The executive director has been with the company for 23 years.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:02PM

The Unsettling But Fertile Ground of ‘Turret’ by American Theatre Editors

A Red Orchid ensemble members Michael Shannon and Travis A. Knight star in Levi Holloway's eerie new play.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:46AM
Monday, May 20, 2024

John Dillon: A Mild-Mannered Man With the Soul of an Adventurer by American Theatre Editors

At Milwaukee Rep and around the world, this passionate director put his focus on others---writers, actors, audiences---and we all benefited.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 06:50PM

Van Lier Fellows, NY Drama Critics Circle, Herb Alpert Awards, and More by American Theatre Editors

A roundup of prizes, fellowships, and other recognitions.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 06:02PM

Greenbrier Valley Theatre Names Paul Stancato Producing Artistic Director by American Theatre Editors

The former Timber Lake Playhouse artistic director succeeds Matthew Scott Campbell in the position, who left to join Barter Theatre in December.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:19PM

Bramble Theatre Company’s Lofty Ambitions by Gabriela

Putting down roots in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood, the Bramble Arts Loft is both a home for the theatre company and a community-centered rental space.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:12AM
Friday, May 17, 2024

Civic Scores: A Modest Proposal for Theatre Beyond the Stage by American Theatre Editors

Why can't Americans talk to each other anymore? Theatre artists may have precisely the right skills to kickstart discourse and rekindle empathy.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:10PM

Jeremy O. Harris to Head Williamstown’s New Creative Collective by American Theatre Editors

The writer of 'Slave Play' will helm a new multidisciplinary programming model at the Berkshires festival, to be previewed this summer for a 2025 launch.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:30PM
Thursday, May 16, 2024

Summers in Rhinebeck, Where Birds Sing and New Musicals Grow by American Theatre Editors

For 13 years, Kathy Evans’s new-work development program in upstate New York has given writers what they need to make new musicals.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:54PM
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Lily Tung Crystal Departs Theater Mu to Lead East West Players by American Theatre Editors

A Southern California native whose career has taken her to the Bay Area and the Twin Cities, she will succeed Snehal Desai in leading the L.A. company.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:24PM

When Kwame Was Stokely by American Theatre Editors

In a new play at Chicago's Court Theatre, playwright Nambi E. Kelley looks for the human being---and the humor---in a Civil Rights legend.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:00AM
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Grown in Chicago: Creating Your Community by American Theatre Editors

This special podcast episode featuring panelists Shepsu Aakhu, Myesha-Tiara, and Xavier Custodio, moderated by Carla Stillwell, was recorded live from The Understudy in Chicago.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:18PM

Under the Big Umbrella at a Festival for Neurodiverse Audiences by Kelundra Smith

The fifth iteration of Lincoln Center's festival for neurodiverse families was shorter but broader, offering many pathways for engagement.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:54PM

2 Days in April: TCG Goes to Washington by Kelundra Smith

Theatre leaders gathered to train, talk, and meet with Congressional staff about urgent issues facing the industry.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:41PM

Kathleen Culebro to Leave Amphibian Stage by American Theatre Editors

Co-artistic director Jay Duffer will take over as the company's sole leader.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:54PM

Evan Mills: Sharing Beautiful, Uncomfortable Laughter by American Theatre Editors

After making waves in the Chicago comedy scene, the Second City alum has his eyes set on L.A., but not before helping others achieve their comedy dreams.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:09PM

Playwrights Realm Names Chris Berry Executive Director by American Theatre Editors

Berry comes to New York from Minnesota's Penumbra Theatre.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:00AM
Monday, May 13, 2024

She Loves Theatre, But Does Theatre Love Her Back? by American Theatre Editors

86-year-old Nicki Cochrane, a tireless fixture of New York theatre audiences, sees 500 shows a year, by any means necessary.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:01PM
Friday, May 10, 2024

Offscript: Fight Like ‘The Outsiders,’ Dance Like the Brothers by American Theatre Editors

On this Broadway-themed episode, Rob and Alli check in with busy critic Brittani Samuel and talk to choreographer siblings Rick and Jeff Kuperman about their innovative work on 'The Outsider…

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:33PM

A Song Heard ’Round the World, and the Unsung Fiddler Who Set It in Motion by American Theatre Editors

‘Ghost Waltz,’ Oliver Mayer’s new play at Latino Theater Company, excavates the life of Juventino Rosas, an obscure musician who wrote one of the most popular earworms of all time.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:35AM

José Rivera and the Family Storm of ‘The Hours Are Feminine’ by American Theatre Editors

The playwright's new play at Intar draws on his own youth for lessons about masculinity, assimilation, and language.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:19AM
Thursday, May 9, 2024

Rami Margon: Big Diane Energy by American Theatre Editors

What's it like to get 3 chances to play a god? An actor talks to a playwright about confidence, gender, and climate.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:01PM

This Month in Theatre History by American Theatre Editors

May recalls the Astor Place Riot, a vaudeville women's rights advocate, the Moscow Art Theatre, a pioneer of Asian American drama, a Chicano performance troupe, and a beloved Tesori-Kushner …

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:42PM
Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Oklahoma City Rep Artistic Director Kelly Kerwin to Step Down by American Theatre Editors

After serving for 3 years as the successor of founder Donald Jordan, she'll leave the company to be closer to her family in New York.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:12AM
Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Ezra Ezzard Named Crossroads Theatre Managing Director by American Theatre Editors

Ezzard will lead the New Jersey company with artistic director Ricardo Khan.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:13PM

NYTW Exec Director Jeremy Blocker to Depart by American Theatre Editors

The executive director will step down this summer after a decade in the position to join Audible Theater as the head of live creative producing.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:38PM

Black Out: An Ongoing National Movement of Audience Curation by Kelundra Smith

Led initially by playwrights Dominique Morisseau and Jeremy O. Harris, Black affinity nights are proliferating at theatres across the U.S.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:31AM
Monday, May 6, 2024

Pulitzer Prize, Steinberg New Play Award, LA Drama Critics Circle, and More by American Theatre Editors

A roundup of prizes, fellowships, and other recognitions.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:25PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards