Category: Directing
A Rare Chance to See One of the First Immersive Works of Theatre
By CAREY PURCELL
Tuesday, November 26, 2019  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Nov 26, 2019  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
María Irene Fornés' Fefu and Her Friends is finally being revived after four-plus decades --- Like many admirers of María Irene Fornés' rarely performed masterpiece, director Lileana Blain-Cruz discovered Fefu and Her Friends in school. However, unlike many fellow fans, she didn't understand why the pioneering work by the...
Why Bedlam's 'The Crucible' Will Surprise You
By CAREY PURCELL
Friday, November 15, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Nov 15, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
After a successful engagement last fall, Bedlam's The Crucible is having an encore run at the Connelly Theater from March 27 to April 26. The lauded theatre company puts its singular stamp on the Arthur Miller classic --- Even before it begins, Bedlam's take on Arthur Miller's The Crucible is meant to jar. The sparse Connelly Theater stage looks...
If You Think You Know Tina Turner's Story, You're Wrong
By KELUNDRA SMITH
Wednesday, November 06, 2019  •   Directing  •    5 comments Share This
Wed Nov 6, 2019  •   Directing  •    5 comments Share This
How the musical Tina reveals new facets of the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll --- When Tony-nominated playwright Katori Hall was approached about penning the book for Tina, the new Broadway musical about legendary singer-songwriter Tina Turner, she initially worried there might not be anything new to say. "Because she has lived her life as an open book, I...
Why Is This Couple Dressing Up and Sword Fighting?
By CAROLINE CAO
Friday, October 11, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Oct 11, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
A new romantic comedy puts live-action role-playing center stage --- There are adults who meet for poker; some play chess; others host book clubs. But the protagonists of Liba Vaynberg's new romantic comedy Round Table at 59E59 Theaters indulge in LARPing. That's an acronym for live-action role-playing, with participants masquerading as knights, fairies,...
How Grief Helped Bring the Daughters of Two Theatre Luminaries Together
By CAREY PURCELL
Wednesday, October 02, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 2, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Lily Houghton and director Kylie M. Brown discuss their world-premiere collaboration --- Artists often channel their grief into their work, and that's just what playwright Lily Houghton and director Kylie M. Brown have done with of the woman came the beginning of sin and through her we all die, currently running Off-Broadway. Throughout...
The Challenges of Staging 'The Height of the Storm'
By NICOLE SERRATORE
Monday, September 23, 2019  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Sep 23, 2019  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Jonathan Kent on directing Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins in a slippery new drama about memory --- Jonathan Kent started out as a painter and actor, but everything clicked into place for him once he took up directing in his forties. Now, after nearly 30 years in this vocation, the Tony-nominated Brit is back in New York helming The Height of the...
Making 'Midsummer' Even More Scrumptious
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, August 01, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 1, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
How Third Rail Projects is reinventing dinner theatre while continuing to expand its horizons --- Fans of Third Rail Project's immersive works may be surprised to find chairs at the company's latest show, Midsummer: A Banquet. The troupe is known for taking audiences on literal journeys through custom-designed environments at productions such as Then...
How Do You Build a Compelling Repertory Season?
By MICHAEL PALLER
Thursday, July 11, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 11, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Two veteran theatre companies bring plays by Shakespeare, Stoppard, Václav Havel and more to NYC this summer --- Producing just one show is tough. Rotating multiple shows at once with overlapping cast and crew? That may sound like lunacy, but it's the nature of repertory theatre. While this model is popular at regional theatres, it's not as...
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