Category: Off-Off Broadway
We'll All Have First Show Back Stories. Here's Mine
By TYLER RILEY
Tuesday, April 06, 2021  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Apr 6, 2021  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A theatre lover and maker on returning to in-person performances after a year away --- In early March of 2020 I was anxious—but not about COVID-19. I was in rehearsals for my first show since having back surgery, so my excitement was tempered with trepidation. I was also working in TDF's education department, seeing at least one production a...
5 Ways to See Outdoor Performances in NYC This Spring
By ELYSE ORECCHIO
Thursday, March 11, 2021  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Mar 11, 2021  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Find out where alfresco culture is happening this season --- If you're not ready to head back indoors to see in-person performances, how about catching a show outside in the open air? (Still masked and distanced, of course.) Come spring, New York City will be abloom with alfresco offerings. Here are five outdoor culture initiatives to put on your...
Select NYC Theatres to Reopen April 2
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, March 03, 2021  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 3, 2021  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Apollo, Park Avenue Armory, St. Ann's Warehouse and other theatres are reopening at reduced capacity --- On Friday, April 2, multiple NYC performance venues with flexible seating will be able to reopen their doors—albeit at reduced capacity. Lauded and, more importantly, loftlike venues such as The Apollo in Harlem, the Park Avenue Armory,...
How a Drag Show Brought My Family Together for Christmas
By ELYSE ORECCHIO
Monday, December 21, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Mon Dec 21, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
We weren't a theatregoing family, but a campy holiday production changed that --- I grew up in a watch-TV-while-eating-dinner family. Both of my parents taught music full-time, yet my mom still managed to cook every night. Her reward—and ours—was consuming The Golden Girls along with our pasta and broccoli. Lines from the saucy senior...
Four Ways In-Person Theatre Is Happening Right Now
By ELYSE ORECCHIO
Monday, August 03, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Mon Aug 3, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Although NYC performance venues remain closed, theatres in other regions are finding creative ways to present live shows in front of audiences --- Yes, online performances continue to dominate the spotlight, but as we enter month six of the pandemic in NYC, theatres in other parts of the world (and state!) are finding innovative ways to present in-person...
This July You Can See a Live in-Person Show in Midtown
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, June 22, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jun 22, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A peek at the future of live performance in NYC --- Although live in-person theatre has been happening with precautions in other parts of the world—London, Prague, South Korea, the American South—New York CIty hasn't even been able to attempt it due to restrictions on gatherings. But now that NYC is in Phase 2 of reopening, some Off-Off...
How One Regional Theatre Is Attracting New Audiences During the Pandemic
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, May 06, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 6, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
With six productions available to watch online, Virginia's American Shakespeare Center is expanding its reach --- Weeks before Broadway closed, Ethan McSweeny already knew live theatre was in trouble. "Our national touring company was the canary in the coal mine," says McSweeny, who's served as the artistic director of Virginia's American Shakespeare...
5 Ways to Help Theatres and Artists During the COVID-19 Crisis
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, March 16, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 16, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The ongoing COVID-19 situation is impacting everyone around the world, but the theatre industry has been hit particularly hard. In New York City, all theatres on Broadway and beyond have been ordered to close until at least April 12, leaving countless performers, designers, writers, directors and other artists and staff out of work. While Broadway will...
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