Category: Off-Broadway
Using 21st-Century Technology to Tell a 12th-Century Story
By JEN GUSHUE
Wednesday, June 26, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jun 26, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Grace McLean on her unconventional new musical about the groundbreaking Hildegard von Bingen --- Writer-performer Grace McLean has made a career out of appearing in period pieces. In Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, she played the ingénue's godmother, Marya D., a grand dame of 19th-century Russia. In Alice By Heart, a 1940s London-set...
How Do You Write a Kung Fu Musical?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Tuesday, June 25, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jun 25, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Hollywood screenwriters worked with an international team to create Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise at The Shed --- The two screenwriters of the Kung Fu Panda movies, Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, were confused when they got a call several years ago from Alex Poots, the artistic director of The Shed, an arts center in New York that didn't yet exist....
Why David Cale's New Musical Memoir Is His Most Personal Work Yet
By JANICE C. SIMPSON
Friday, June 21, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jun 21, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Obie-winning solo artist digs into his traumatic past for We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time --- Ever since his auspicious 1986 New York debut The Redthroats, about an unhappy gay kid growing up in a working-class English town, writer-performer David Cale has mined his life for his solo shows. But only a few close friends knew his full...
How Would Uncle Vanya Act If He Were Alive Today?
By CAROLINE CAO
Wednesday, June 19, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jun 19, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Aaron Posner continues his series of Chekhov reinventions with Life Sucks. --- You can play a fun drinking game figuring out how many plays by Russian master Anton Chekhov have been reimagined by contemporary dramatist Aaron Posner. From Three Sisters, he wrote No Sisters. From The Seagull, he penned Stupid Fu**ing Bird. And from Uncle...
Meet Toni Stone: The Most Important Baseball Player You've Never Heard Of
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, June 17, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Jun 17, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
A new play puts the first woman to play big-league professional baseball alongside men center stage --- If you've never heard of Toni Stone, don't worry -- you're in good company. Playwright Lydia R. Diamond didn't know her name either until she was asked to pen a show about the African-American athlete, the first woman to play big-league professional...
She Loves Doing New Work, Even Though It's Fraught with Disappointment
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, June 14, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Jun 14, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Megan Hill stars in the world premiere of Open, her third new play in six months --- It's fitting that Megan Hill is currently playing a magician of sorts because over the past six months she's pulled off quite the hat trick. After almost a decade of being a busy character actress in under-the-radar black boxes, she landed two profile-boosting Off-Broadway...
Good Golly, Miss Mollys
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, June 13, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jun 13, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
In honor of Bloomsday, the annual celebration of James Joyce, two actresses take on his most iconic female character --- Irish-born actresses Aedín Moloney and Eilin O'Dea separately stumbled upon James Joyce's novel Ulysses when they were young, and they both reacted to it similarly: They were aghast. But they were also intrigued by the last...
Celebrate Pride at These LGBTQ-Themed Shows
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Friday, June 07, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jun 7, 2019  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
13 productions to get you in the spirit of Pride Month --- Sure, parades and parties are fun. But as avid theatregoers, my husband and I spend a lot of our Pride Month seeing shows with LGBTQ appeal. This year, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, there's a veritable rainbow of options, including plays about the pioneers who came...
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