Monday, August 19, 2019

The Most Important New York Playwright You've Probably Never Heard Of - A Mac Wellman festival at The Flea hopes to earn the venerable dramatist new f

A Mac Wellman festival at The Flea hopes to earn the venerable dramatist new fans---"It wasn't my idea at all but it's fine with me!" says Mac Wellman about the ten-week festival of his play…

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Friday, August 16, 2019

5 Theatres You Need to Know: Harlem Theatres - Where to see dance, music and theatre performances in the uptown Manhattan neighborhood

Where to see dance, music and theatre performances in the uptown Manhattan neighborhood---For the past decade or so, the media has raved about the new Harlem Renaissance. But longtime locals…

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Swarovski Crystals Are a Girl's Best Friend in 'Moulin Rouge!' - How Tony-winning costume designer Catherine Zuber helps make this spectacular spectac

How Tony-winning costume designer Catherine Zuber helps make this spectacular spectacular---One of the most heartbreaking moments in Moulin Rouge! The Musical comes in Act II, when the villa…

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Samantha Mathis Is Ready to 'Make Believe' On Stage - The TV and film star talks about tackling her second Off-Broadway play this summer

The TV and film star talks about tackling her second Off-Broadway play this summer---In Make Believe, Bess Wohl's haunting new play at Second Stage Theatre, Samantha Mathis plays Kate, a mid…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

How African-American Classics Are Inspiring a New Generation of Black Writers - The work of Ntozake Shange fuels six new plays at the annual '48 Hours

The work of Ntozake Shange fuels six new plays at the annual 48 Hours in… Harlem---In a lovely play called More Love, Less Suicides, a man and a woman engage in a back-and-forth about…

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Friday, August 9, 2019

Does It Work When Broadway Shows Transfer Off-Broadway? - And which closed productions deserve to be resurrected Off-Broadway?

Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things---This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Christina Trivigno, TDF's D…

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Why Lena Hall Had to Do 'Bat Out of Hell – The Musical' - The Tony winner returns to the New York stage and her first love: rock and roll

The Tony winner returns to the New York stage and her first love: rock and roll---When asked how she's been prepping for her part in Jim Steinman's over-the-top fantasy Bat Out of Hell &ndas…

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

How 'Sea Wall / A Life' Smashes the Actor-Audience Divide - Carrie Cracknell directs Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge in her Broadway debut

Carrie Cracknell directs Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge in her Broadway debut---Theatregoers often react audibly at Sea Wall / A Life, a pair of complementary monologues by Simon Stephens…

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Why I Obsessively See Certain Shows - For certain productions, once is not nearly enough -- but I have rules for returning

For certain productions, once is not nearly enough -- but I have rules for returning ---Back in 2015 I remember thinking to myself: I can do without the gym membership this month. Or pe…

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Friday, August 2, 2019

See The Royal Ballet's Newest Star at the Joyce - The venerable company's newly minted principal Marcelino Sambé shows off his range

The venerable company's newly minted principal Marcelino Sambé shows off his range at the two-week Ballet Festival---These days, New York dance lovers only get rare glimpses of The Ro…

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Making 'Midsummer' Even More Scrumptious - How Third Rail Projects is reinventing dinner theatre while continuing to expand its horizons

How Third Rail Projects is reinventing dinner theatre while continuing to expand its horizons---Fans of Third Rail Project's immersive works may be surprised to find chairs at the company's …

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Why Hannah Senesh's Story Is So Important Right Now - National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene revives David Schechter's play about the "Israeli Joan of Ar

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene revives David Schechter's play about the "Israeli Joan of Arc"---It's impossible to see Hannah Senesh and not think of Anne Frank. In the one-woman play, …

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Legendary Broadway Director-Producer Harold "Hal" Prince Dies at Age 91 - He won more Tony Awards than any individual and was a great friend to TDF

He won more Tony Awards than any individual, 21 in total, and was a great friend to TDF---Broadway icon Harold "Hal" Prince, also known as the Prince of Broadway, died this morning at age 91…

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Annie Golden Graduates to Leading Lady - After decades as a character actress, the sexagenarian gets her golden ticket with 'Broadway Bounty Hunter'

After decades as a character actress, the sexagenarian gets her golden ticket with Broadway Bounty Hunter---Even though Annie Golden is a woman of a certain age, she has no plans to retire. …

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Sex and the Solo Show - Two writer-performers talk about sex in a pair of very different one-woman plays

Two writer-performers talk about sex in a pair of very different one-woman plays---In their new solo shows, Jacqueline Novak and Lois Robbins talk honestly and hilariously about sex, but the…

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

8 Dance Performances to See This August - Catch internationally renowned ballet dancers, companies from India and China, and free outdoor performances

Catch internationally renowned ballet dancers, companies from India and China, and free outdoor performancesThe dog days of summer could be renamed the dance days as there are plenty of perf…

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Why This Playwright-Performer Is Breaking the Silence About Eating Disorders - Domenica Feraud makes her Off-Broadway debut with the drama 'Rinse, Rep

Domenica Feraud makes her Off-Broadway debut with the drama Rinse, Repeat---Actors often feel vulnerable when baring their bodies onstage. But for writer-performer Domenica Feraud, being ful…

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Rita Rudner Returns to Her Musical Theatre Roots - Why the beloved stand-up comic co-wrote herself a starring role in the Off-Broadway tuner 'Two's a

Why the beloved stand-up comic co-wrote herself a starring role in the Off-Broadway tuner Two's a Crowd---Over the past four decades, Rita Rudner has held her own in the upper echelons of co…

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Friday, July 19, 2019

A Dance Show for Theatre Lovers - Emmy-nominated choreographer Al Blackstone makes his Joyce Theater debut with 'Freddie Falls in Love'

Emmy-nominated choreographer Al Blackstone makes his Joyce Theater debut with Freddie Falls in Love---Three years ago, when a job Al Blackstone had fell through, the choreographer decid…

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

How Do You Tell the Stories of Missing and Murdered Women? - Isaac Gomez and Kate del Castillo give voice to victims of violence in 'the way she spoke

Playwright Isaac Gomez and Mexican screen star Kate del Castillo give voice to victims of violence in 'the way she spoke'---"There is no better place to kill a girl than in Juárez," s…

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Reimagining 'Medea' Through a Latinx Lens - Sabina Zúñiga Varela on starring in 'Mojada' at The Public Theater

Sabina Zúñiga Varela on starring in Mojada at The Public Theater---When people ask Sabina Zúñiga Varela, "What are you?," she never says Hispanic. She despises th…

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Why Mitchell Jarvis Will 'Rock' Till He Drops - The actor on reprising his role as Lonny in 'Rock of Ages'

The actor on reprising his role as Lonny in Rock of Ages---Mitchell Jarvis credits Shakespeare with inspiring him to revisit his best-known stage role, Lonny, the cheeky narrator of Rock of …

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Monday, July 15, 2019

What Do You Do When Your Love Is Illegal? - British playwright Chris Urch makes his U.S. debut with the Uganda-set drama 'The Rolling Stone'

British playwright Chris Urch makes his U.S. debut with the Uganda-set drama The Rolling Stone at Lincoln Center---When British playwright Chris Urch first learned about the "Kill the Gays" …

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Friday, July 12, 2019

11 Summer Theatre Festivals to Try in NYC - Catch new musicals and plays, reimagined revivals and avant-garde experiments at low ticket prices

For adventurous theatregoers, summer is the most exciting season in New York. Throughout July and August, the city hosts an array of festivals featuring new shows in various stages of develo…

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

How Do You Build a Compelling Repertory Season? - Two veteran theatre companies bring plays by Shakespeare, Stoppard, Václav Havel and more to NYC th

Two veteran theatre companies bring plays by Shakespeare, Stoppard, Václav Havel and more to NYC this summer---Producing just one show is tough. Rotating multiple shows at once with o…

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Don't Be Late to the Theatre. But If You Are, Here's How to Act - Late happens. Here are three rules to follow so I won't trip you when you come throu

Late happens. Here are three rules to follow so I won't trip you when you come through my row---It happened to me once. I had tickets to see Jane Fonda in 33 Variations on a weeknight and a …

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

How a Planned Rom-Com Transformed Into a Serious Exploration of Captivity - Winter Miller on the unexpected trajectory of her world-premiere play 'No

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," encouragin…

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Why Modern Dance Master Mark Morris Is Busier Than Ever - The venerable choreographer discusses his latest world premiere at the Mostly Mozart Festiva

The venerable choreographer discusses his latest world premiere at the Mostly Mozart Festival---When a new dance by legendary choreographer Mark Morris is announced, his choice of music is a…

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

See This Show and You Just May Find Your Soulmate - How an interactive comedy about the drama of online dating is bringing people together

How an interactive comedy about the drama of online dating is bringing people together---According to the most recent census, there are approximately 110.6 million single people over the age…

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

7 Dance Performances to See This July - Catch Tony-winning tapper Savion Glover, dance-theatre from an Emmy winner, an alfresco freebie and more

Catch Tony-winning tapper Savion Glover, dance-theatre from an Emmy winner, an alfresco freebie and more---New York's dance scene continues its hot streak with visits from renowned internati…

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Monday, July 1, 2019

When the Cast Changes, I Go Back - Why I'm obsessed with revisiting my favorite shows when new stars arrive

Why I'm obsessed with revisiting my favorite shows when new stars arriveWhen I heard that Sara Bareilles and Gavin Creel were going into Waitress, I immediately bought tickets. I'd already s…

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