Category: Off-Broadway
A Play about Family, History, Genocide and Rock 'n' Roll
By CAROLINE CAO
Wednesday, February 19, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 19, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Obie winner Chay Yew on directing Cambodian Rock Band at Signature Theatre --- A few years ago, when Lauren Yee approached Chay Yew about directing the world premiere of her play Cambodian Rock Band at South Coast Repertory, he couldn't envision how it would work on stage. The puzzle of figuring it out is exactly why he signed on. "I always look at...
5 Shows That Spotlight Great Women in History
By CAREY PURCELL
Tuesday, February 18, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Feb 18, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Harriet Tubman, Nellie Bly and Molly Brown are just a handful of the sheroes being celebrated on New York stages --- When I was asked to write a book about the history of feminist theatre, my first thought was, just one? I had been studying, writing and talking about the subject for years—I didn't know how I would manage to fit everything I...
Think You Know Frankenstein? You've Never Seen Him Like This
By REGINA ROBBINS
Friday, February 14, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Feb 14, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
African American actress Stephanie Berry plays the creature and his creator in this new production at Classic Stage Company --- The original mad scientist story, Frankenstein, is alive on stage once more, but this stripped-down interpretation is a bold new experiment. Tristan Bernays' two-actor adaptation of Mary Shelley's iconic 1818 tale—which...
70 Years After Her Broadway Debut, She Still Loves Being on Stage
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, February 10, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    4 comments Share This
Mon Feb 10, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    4 comments Share This
Black theatre great Vinie Burrows on her latest role and her life's work --- Vinie Burrows made her Broadway debut in 1950 and has been working on stage ever since. Yet incredibly, the 95-year-old actress has never had an agent. "For the last Off-Broadway productions I've done, people have called me," she says, citing her roles in 2019's Mies Julie...
10 New Musicals to See This Spring Off Broadway
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, February 07, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Feb 7, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
You just may catch a future Broadway hit --- What do the Tony Award-winning best musicals of the past five years have in common? They all began Off Broadway. Fun Home, Dear Evan Hansen, The Band's Visit, Hadestown and even Hamilton started on smaller NYC stages, so if you want to see the next big thing before everyone else, Off Broadway's a great...
How Two New Comedies Are Subtly Combating Anti-Semitism
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Tuesday, February 04, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Feb 4, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Goy Friendly and The Sabbath Girl bring people of different faiths together --- On the surface, Ashley Blaker's solo show Goy Friendly and Cary Gitter's rom-com The Sabbath Girl don't seem to have much in common. They're markedly different in format, tone and narrative. Yet at the heart of each is a story of people of different faiths coming together....
Why Charles Busch Hopes You Cry at His New Comedy
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, January 30, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 30, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why The Confession of Lily Dare is the playwright-performer's most personal parody --- For the past 35 years, Charles Busch has made audiences cry with laughter at his over-the-top send-ups of classic movies (Die Mommie Die!, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Psycho Beach Party are just a handful of his spoofs). But at The Confession of Lily Dare, theatregoers...
Atlantic Theater Launched Her Acting Career. Now She Returns as a Playwright
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Wednesday, January 22, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 22, 2020  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Eboni Booth talks about premiering her play Paris at her longtime artistic home --- Eboni Booth was a teenager when she made her professional acting debut in a stage adaptation of The Cider House Rules at Atlantic Theater Company. Twenty-one years later, she's marking another milestone at the same theatre with the world premiere of Paris, her playwriting...
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