Category: Off-Broadway
Oh Hey, Boomer
Wednesday, January 15, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Jan 15, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Solo artist Rick Miller examines the cultural influence of his parents' generation in Boom --- How do you measure, measure a year? How about four minutes? That's how long Rick Miller spends exploring each year from 1945 and 1969 in Boom, his multimedia meditation on the baby boomer generation currently running at 59E59 Theaters. The 49-year-old Miller,...
An Unlikely Master of an Ancient Japanese Art Form
Thursday, January 09, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 9, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Katsura Sunshine is introducing New York audiences to the timeless comedy of rakugo --- How did Katsura Sunshine, a white guy from Canada, become a master of rakugo, a traditional Japanese form of storytelling? It's a quirky tale which he recounts with self-deprecating humor along with fables in his "sit-down comedy" solo show Katsura Sunshine's...
Why Rebecca Taichman Just Can't Get Enough of 'Sing Street'
Friday, December 20, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Dec 20, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
After a hit run at New York Theatre Workshop in fall 2019, the production is transferring to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre for an open run. How the Tony-winning director was instrumental in bringing this cult movie musical to the stage --- Rebecca Taichman isn't just the director of Sing Street at New York Theatre Workshop, she's its instigator....
From 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' to Monumental Theatre
Thursday, December 19, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Dec 19, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Emmy winner Luke Kirby returns to the New York stage in an epic production of a rarely seen play --- To fans of Slings and Arrows—a cult TV comedy about the behind-the-scenes drama at a Canadian theatre festival—it may sound like a lost plotline to hear that Luke Kirby is performing in an avant-garde production of a play by a dramatist...
Yiddish Culture Is Alive and Well and Playing in New York
Tuesday, December 17, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Dec 17, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
This December, two festivals and a musical revival prove Yiddish culture is enjoying a remarkable resurgence --- The Sorceress (Di Kishefmakherin), the first work of Yiddish theatre ever presented in America, is back on stage in New York 136 years after its U.S. premiere. While the musical features an eccentric cast of characters, including a flamboyant...
As a Black Man with HIV, He Didn't See Himself On Stage, So He Wrote a Play
Wednesday, December 11, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Dec 11, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Donja R. Love discusses his "super personal" world premiere --- According to a recent CDC fact sheet, if current trends persist, one in two African-American gay or bisexual men will be diagnosed with HIV. That statistic is a stark reminder that the epidemic is far from over, especially in the black community. Yet on stage, lauded plays about HIV/AIDS...
Mining Tragedy Out of His Home State
Tuesday, December 10, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Dec 10, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Samuel D. Hunter and director Davis McCallum discuss their latest collaboration at Lincoln Center --- Who could have predicted a decade ago that Samuel D. Hunter, an Idaho-bred playwright whose oeuvre is set in his home territory, would take New York City by storm? Probably director Davis McCallum, who first met Hunter in 2010 when they...
Following in His Pulitzer Prize-Winning Cousin's Footsteps
Monday, December 09, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Dec 9, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How emerging playwright Alex Riad is using his hometown as fodder for a theatrical trilogy --- Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis may be Alex Riad's cousin, but Lucy Thurber's Hilltown Plays are what prompted him to start writing about his California hometown. "They blew me away," recalls Riad about seeing Thurber's five-play cycle focused...
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