Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Speaking Truth to Power in 'All My Sons' - Hampton Fluker makes an auspicious Broadway debut in a starry revival of Arthur Miller's drama

Hampton Fluker makes an auspicious Broadway debut in a starry revival of Arthur Miller's drama---Although Hampton Fluker graduated from Boston University's prestigious School of Theatre six …

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Friday, April 19, 2019

He's the Only Director Who Makes Her Comfortable Enough to Bare All - Halley Feiffer and Trip Cullman discuss collaborating on 'The Pain of My Bellige

Halley Feiffer and Trip Cullman discuss collaborating on The Pain of My Belligerence at Playwrights Horizons---"We joke that this is the healthiest relationship in our lives," says Halley Fe…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

What's It Like Playing a Version of Barack Obama on Broadway? - Peter Francis James on the alternate universe of 'Hillary and Clinton'

Peter Francis James on the alternate universe of Hillary and Clinton---In Lucas Hnath's Hillary and Clinton, currently running on Broadway, titular star Laurie Metcalf comes on stage an…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

He Defied the Nazis, But Not on Everything - Tony winner John Glover on playing a real-life bishop who defended people with disabilities during WWII

Tony winner John Glover on playing a real-life bishop who defended people with disabilities during WWII---Although John Glover is known for playing devilish villains onscreen (Lionel Luthor …

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Why Michael Mayer Revisited His Youth for 'Burn This' - The Tony winner talks about directing the starry Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson's drama

The Tony winner talks about directing the starry Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson's drama---If you were taking bets on whether the tempestuous, mismatched lovers at the center of Lanford W…

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Monday, April 15, 2019

She's Lighting Up the Underworld on Broadway - 'Great Comet' star Amber Gray on her three-year journey with 'Hadestown'

Great Comet star Amber Gray on her three-year journey with Hadestown---Although the new Broadway musical Hadestown has been in development for more than a decade, creator Anaïs Mitchell…

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Friday, April 12, 2019

A Thoughtful Appreciation of 'Star Wars' - How 'A Musical About Star Wars' both celebrates and critiques the iconic saga

How A Musical About Star Wars both celebrates and critiques the iconic saga---Anyone who buys a ticket for A Musical About Star Wars is presumably familiar with George Lucas' space opera fra…

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Predicting the Next Big Names in Costume Design for 25 Years - Why the list of Young Master winners at the TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards reads like a who's

Why the list of Young Master winners at the TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards reads like a who's who of the industry---Where do you look to find the next big name in theatrical costume design? For th…

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Giving 'Alice in Wonderland' an NC-17 Makeover - Company XIV's resident designer on his sexy neo-baroque aesthetics for 'Queen of Hearts'

Company XIV's resident designer on his sexy neo-baroque aesthetics for Queen of Hearts---Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is constantly being reimagined for the st…

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

5 Theatres You Need to Know: Women's Theatre Companies in NYC - Where to see female artists and women's stories on stage

Where to see female artists and women's stories on stage---According to the Broadway League, women make up 66% of Broadway audiences, and we tend to be the overwhelming majority of theatrego…

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Monday, April 8, 2019

She's the Secret Ingredient in Three Hit Plays - How dramaturg Sarah Lunnie helped birth 'What the Constitution Means to Me,' 'Mrs. Murray's Menagerie

How dramaturg Sarah Lunnie helped birth What the Constitution Means to Me, Mrs. Murray's Menagerie and Hillary and Clinton---One of the most vital roles in new play development is also the m…

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Last Time She Was on Broadway She Made History. This Time She's Stopping the Show. - Ali Stroker stars as Ado Annie in a bold new take on 'Oklahoma!'

Ali Stroker stars as Ado Annie in a bold new take on Oklahoma!---The morning after Ali Stroker performed "I Cain't Say No" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, she woke up to thousands…

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Celebrating the Past and the Future of the Dance Theatre of Harlem - How the venerable troupe's 50th anniversary honors its history while looking ahea

How the venerable troupe's 50th anniversary honors its history while looking ahead---Reaching a 50th anniversary is a huge milestone for any American dance company. But for the Dance Theatre…

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Tony Yazbeck Is Ready to Start the Revolution - The Tony nominee is all fired up in Classic Stage Company's revival of 'The Cradle Will Rock'

The Tony nominee is all fired up in Classic Stage Company's revival of the agitprop musical The Cradle Will Rock---Ever since Tony Yazbeck made his Broadway debut at age 11 as a tapping news…

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Monday, April 1, 2019

This Play Will Make You Laugh… or Maybe Scream or Cry - Why 'Do You Feel Anger?' sparks an array of reactions

Why Do You Feel Anger? sparks an array of reactions---When Do You Feel Anger? had its world premiere at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, Kentucky last year, it elicit…

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Why Are People of Color Playing Slave Owners? - The Flea's revival of 'Southern Promises' makes the play even more controversial

The Flea's revival of Southern Promises makes the play even more controversial---When Southern Promisespremiered in New York in 2008, Barack Obama was on the brink of becoming the country's …

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

All About the EVE Project - Why the Martha Graham Dance Company is debuting new works by women

Why the Martha Graham Dance Company is debuting new works by women during its two-week Joyce run---Since so many Martha Graham works feature heroines confronting crises or indulging their pa…

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Why 'Julius Caesar' Feels More Urgent Than Ever - Director Shana Cooper reimagines Shakespeare's tragedy for our polarized political age

Director Shana Cooper reimagines Shakespeare's tragedy for our polarized political agePieces of the set literally fall apart during Theatre for a New Audience's kinetic production of Shakesp…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

She Didn't Think She Was Right to Play Judy Holliday. She Was Wrong. - How 'On Your Feet!'s Andréa Burns became the star of 'Smart Blonde'

How On Your Feet!'s Andréa Burns became the star of Smart Blonde---Initially, when playwright Willy Holtzman approached Andréa Burns about starring in his Judy Holliday bio-pla…

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Monday, March 25, 2019

WATCH: Breton Follies - A Meet the Dance Company film

Meet Breton Follies, a boutique production company specializing in site-specific immersive dance-theatre with a vintage twist. Founded by dancer-choreographer Breton Tyner-Bryan, the troupe …

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Friday, March 22, 2019

How Do You Tell the Story of The Temptations? - Playwright Dominique Morisseau on the challenges of writing the book for 'Ain't Too Proud'

Playwright Dominique Morisseau on the challenges of writing the book for the bio-musical Ain't Too Proud---Near the beginning of Ain't Too Proud -- The Life and Times of The Temptations, a t…

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From Rock Musicals to a Real-Life Tale That Rocked the Showbiz Industry - How Kristin Hanggi helped a friend turn personal trauma into a no-holds-barr

How Tony nominee Kristin Hanggi helped a friend turn personal trauma into a no-holds-barred solo show---On the New York theatre scene, Kristin Hanggi is best known for helming playful jukebo…

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Evolution of Ballet Hispánico's Melissa Verdecia - How the dancer became the "anchor" of the company's spring run

How the dancer became the "anchor" of the company's spring run at the Joyce---Rehearsing for Ballet Hispánico's upcoming run at the Joyce (March 26-31), seven-year company veteran Mel…

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

How Raja Feather Kelly Gives Shows All the Right Moves - Why this 'movement dramaturg' is so sought after on the New York theatre scene

Why this 'movement dramaturg' is so sought after on the New York theatre scene---Raja Feather Kelly, one of the busiest choreographers in New York, wants to make something clear: "I don't ju…

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Monday, March 18, 2019

John Guare's Wild Ride of Self-Discovery - Why 'Nantucket Sleigh Ride' is the Tony winner's most personal play yet

Why Nantucket Sleigh Ride is the Tony winner's most personal play yet---In John Guare's Nantucket Sleigh Ride, a former playwright-turned-financier (Tony winner John Larroquette) is jolted b…

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Friday, March 15, 2019

A Funny Thing Happened On Her Way to 'Kiss Me, Kate' - How a cancelled production led to Stephanie Styles' Broadway debut

How a cancelled production led to Stephanie Styles' Broadway debut---"This may be my first time on Broadway, but a lot has led me to here," says Stephanie Styles, the 27-year-old triple thre…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

After Hot Sex, They Have Passionate Arguments - 'Hatef**k' explores the tempestuous relationship between two very different Muslim Americans

Hatef**k explores the tempestuous relationship between two very different Muslim Americans---When she first started acting 20 years ago, Indian American Kavi Ladnier promised herself that sh…

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An Uplifting Black Play Is What We Need Right Now - Why Chisa Hutchinson felt compelled to write a drama filled with joy

Why Chisa Hutchinson felt compelled to write a drama filled with joy---Both in the news and on stage, stories about the African-American experience can be grim and disturbing -- hardly surpr…

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Art of Designing Black Hair for the Stage - How Cookie Jordan brings talent and cultural knowledge to her work

How Cookie Jordan brings talent and cultural knowledge to her work---Looking at Cookie Jordan's extensive New York City stage credits, it seems like she's the go-to hair and wig designer for…

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Experience Merce Cunningham's Legacy Throughout NYC - In honor of the late dance legend's 100th birthday, you can see his artistry and influence all o

In honor of the late dance legend's 100th birthday, you can see his artistry and influence all over town---Merce Cunningham would have turned 100 on April 16 and several local institutions a…

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Using 'The X-Files' to Talk About the Things That Haunt Us - Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas' new experimental play 'Recent Alien Abductions' is an engaging e

Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas' new experimental play Recent Alien Abductions is an engaging enigma---Few television shows have haunted the collective imagination as much as The X-Files. The …

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