Friday, February 15, 2019

5 Theatres You Need to Know: Black Theatres in NYC - Where to see African-American artists and the black experience on stage

Where to see African-American artists and the black experience on stage---Over the past few years, many high-profile NYC theatres have been making a noticeable effort to spotlight African-Am…

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Barbara Walsh on Her Turbulent New Role - The Tony nominee serves snacks and sass in the immersive absurdist comedy 'Bonnie's Last Flight'

The Tony nominee serves snacks and sass in the immersive absurdist comedy Bonnie's Last Flight---Even though Barbara Walsh has made a living doing what she loves for the past four decades, s…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Unlocking the Mystery of Patricia Highsmith - Peggy J. Scott on the challenges of playing the notorious crime writer

Peggy J. Scott on the challenges of playing the notorious crime writer---Peggy J. Scott didn't know much about Patricia Highsmith when she was cast as the late novelist in Joanna Murray-Smit…

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

'Spaceman,' Take Two - After having to abort the mission last year, a sci-fi show counts down to opening

After having to abort the mission last year, a sci-fi show counts down to opening---Making theatre is never easy, but the process has been especially arduous for the creators of Spaceman, a …

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Is Porn Empowering or Degrading for Women? - Inspired by a true story, 'Exposed' explores female sexuality in the modern age

Inspired by a true story, Exposed explores female sexuality in the modern age---At a time when students take out an average of $37,172 in loans to pay for college, it's no wonder young peopl…

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Monday, February 11, 2019

WATCH: Gallim - A Meet the Dance Company film

Meet Gallim, a Brooklyn-based dance company that celebrates elemental connections through the exploration of the human experience. Founded in 2007 by choreographer Andrea Miller, the troupe …

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Friday, February 8, 2019

A New Home and a New Show for a Venerable Queens Theatre Company - Astoria Performing Arts Center mounts its first production in its new space

Astoria Performing Arts Center mounts its first production in its new space---Last Labor Day weekend, as most New Yorkers basked in the last vestiges of summer, a Queens theatre company was …

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Why Are These Ballet Dancers Wearing Sneakers? - NYCB presents sneaker ballets by Jerome Robbins and Justin Peck

NYCB presents sneaker ballets by Jerome Robbins and Justin Peck---When Justin Peck's The Times Are Racing premiered two years ago at New York City Ballet, it offered an exciting jolt. There …

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Looking for a New Life at a Funeral Home - How 'City of No Illusions' explores the connection between death and immigration

How City of No Illusions explores the connection between death and immigration---In City of No Illusions, a young Syrian refugee named Saad takes a job in a Buffalo, NY funeral parlor run by…

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Victoria Clark on Her Latest Role: Director - The Tony-winning actress helms Strindberg's 'The Dance of Death' for Classic Stage Company

The Tony-winning actress helms Strindberg's The Dance of Death for Classic Stage Company---Victoria Clark has been job hunting lately, but not in a desperate way. A celebrated Broadway perfo…

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Your Broadway Spring Preview! 2019 Edition - A guide to 16 upcoming musicals and plays

A guide to 16 upcoming productions The Broadway season is about to kick into high gear with 14 new shows opening between now and the end of April, plus two big summer entries. Highlights inc…

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Giving the Black Man in 'To Kill a Mockingbird' a Stronger Voice - Why TV star Gbenga Akinnagbe's Broadway debut feels so personal and important

Why TV star Gbenga Akinnagbe's Broadway debut feels so personal and important---Most wouldn't see a link between stone-cold killer Chris Partlow from HBO's The Wire, flashy pimp-turned-porn-…

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

What Does Gen Z Look for In a Musical? - How Be More Chill, The Prom and Dear Evan Hansen are attracting teens and young adults

How Be More Chill, The Prom and Dear Evan Hansen are attracting teens and young adults---"A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dre…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

When's the Last Time You Saw Asian-American Southerners On Stage? - Leah Nanako Winkler's on her new play 'God Said This'

Leah Nanako Winkler's on her new play God Said This---Leah Nanako Winkler started writing God Said This while keeping her cancer-stricken mother company during chemotherapy sessions in Kentu…

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

WATCH: Our Favorite Clips from 'Rent' on Fox - "Seasons of Love," "La Vie Boheme," "Light My Candle" and more

Well, Rent on Fox wasn't exactly live, but the show still went on, mostly using prerecorded footage from its dress rehearsal, which is when star Brennin Hunt broke his foot. During the first…

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Friday, January 25, 2019

How Do You Go From 40 to 60 to 10 in 100 Minutes? - Two-time Tony nominee Johanna Day talks about starring in the nonlinear play 'Joan'

Two-time Tony nominee Johanna Day talks about starring in the nonlinear play Joan---Last fall when Johanna Day's agent called her about doing Stephen Belber's new play Joan, she immediately …

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

How Female Medieval Saints Inspired a New Dark Comedy - Jessica Dickey on her world-premiere play 'The Convent'

Jessica Dickey on her world-premiere play The Convent---The residents of The Convent, Jessica Dickey's new dark comedy at A.R.T./New York Theatres, aren't your typical nuns. In fact, most of…

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Meet Brazil's Premier Modern Dance Company - Grupo Corpo brings two startlingly different works to BAM

Grupo Corpo brings two startlingly different works to BAM---Keeping a modern dance company alive and thriving for more than four decades is quite a feat -- especially in a city that isn't ex…

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

He May Be British, But He Totally Gets Angry American Men - James Macdonald on directing Sam Shepard's 'True West' on Broadway

James Macdonald on directing Sam Shepard's True West on Broadway---Takedowns of toxic masculinity are all the rage these days, but the way it implodes on stage in the new Broadway revival of…

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Monday, January 21, 2019

5 Theatres You Need to Know: NYC Companies Showcasing Artists with Disabilities - Where to see shows that value accessibility on both sides of the foo

Where to see shows that value accessibility on both sides of the footlights---According to the most recent statistics, more than 40 million Americans have a disability, and about 948,208 are…

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

How Enslaved Women Helped Give Birth to Modern-Day Gynecology - A new play examines the complicated legacy of Dr. J. Marion Sims

A new play examines the complicated legacy of Dr. J. Marion Sims---Naomi Lorrain always hears groans from the audience when her character, Philomena, undergoes a gynecological examination in…

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Come Expecting a Celebration, Not a Show - Diana Oh's latest offering is tough to define but oh so much fun

Diana Oh's latest offering is tough to define but oh so much funDiana Oh is throwing a bash and everyone is invited. On Friday and Saturday evenings at Brooklyn's Bushwick Starr, the genre-b…

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Best Vintage Videos of Carol Channing - We went down a YouTube rabbit hole in honor of the late diva

As you've probably already heard, Carol Channing passed away today at the age of 97. Although she made a handful of movies and frequently appeared on TV, the stage was her home. It was where…

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When a Conventional Choreographic Approach Won't Work - How Patrick McCollum found the right moves for Broadway's 'The Band's Visit'

How Patrick McCollum found the right moves for Broadway's The Band's Visit---How do you create choreography for a subtle story about human connection? That's what Patrick McCollum had to fig…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

This Show Can't Go On Without You - The audience is forced to act -- in both senses of the word -- at 'The Mortality Machine'

The audience is forced to act -- in both senses of the word -- at The Mortality Machine---Days before ticket holders descend into a Lower East Side basement to experience The Mortality Machi…

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Costume Changes at the TDF Costume Collection - Whether you want to rent, buy or just gawk at costumes, here are five ways the the Collection can help

Whether you want to rent, buy or just gawk at costumes, here are ways the Collection can help you---You probably know that TDF supports audiences by offering discounted tickets and a variety…

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Never Show Vulnerability, Except When Singing - Caleb Eberhardt makes a tuneful Broadway debut in 'Choir Boy'

Caleb Eberhardt makes a tuneful Broadway debut in Choir Boy---Six years after its acclaimed Off-Broadway run at Manhattan Theatre Club, Tarrell Alvin McCraney's music-infused Choir Boy bring…

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Hear How Tony and Pulitzer Prize Winners Do It - The Guggenheim's Works & Process series gives audiences insight into the creative process

The Guggenheim's Works & Process series gives audiences insight into the creative process---The Guggenheim Museum is world-renowned for its visual art installations, but did you know it …

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Why Smashing the Patriarchy Is So Exhausting - Marin Ireland is all fired up in Abby Rosebrock's 'Blue Ridge'

Marin Ireland is all fired up in Abby Rosebrock's Blue Ridge---In 2015, Abby Rosebrock's mentor said he was worried about her due to "all this plasma hot rage" in the new play she was writin…

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Friday, January 4, 2019

See the Cutting-Edge Theatre of Tomorrow Today - The Public Theater nurtures the future of experimental performance at Incoming! at Under the Radar

The Public Theater nurtures the future of experimental performance at Incoming! at Under the Radar---Since its founding in 2005, the Public Theater's annual Under the Radar festival has been…

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Seeing -- and Hearing -- 'Godot' in a New Way - How New Yiddish Rep's production evokes the refugee crises of the present and past

How New Yiddish Rep's production evokes the refugee crises of the present and past---Samuel Beckett wrote Waiting for Godot in French before reimagining it in English. Since its 1953 premier…

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