Category: Meet the Member
In 'Cost of Living,' I Finally See My Reality on Broadway
By RONNI KRASNOW
Wednesday, September 21, 2022  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Sep 21, 2022  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
As a longtime theatre lover with cerebral palsy, I've been waiting decades for characters—and actors—who look like me I saw my first Broadway show, Annie, when I was 10 years old. The experience was simultaneously exhilarating and heartbreaking. Like every other little girl my age in the audience, I wanted to be Andrea McArdle, the performer...
I've Spent My Career Creating New Audiences. Then I Became One
By VICTORIA BAILEY
Wednesday, August 31, 2022  •   Meet the Member  •    2 comments Share This
Wed Aug 31, 2022  •   Meet the Member  •    2 comments Share This
How this die-hard theatregoer ended up at a WWE wrestling event --- We spend a lot of time at TDF thinking about ways to encourage people who have never attended the theatre to try it. Devoted audiences may not know how daunting it can be for someone to step into a theatre for the first time. Even some people who work in the theatre industry don't...
Why Jewish Representation on Stage Makes Me Kvell
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Friday, August 19, 2022  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Aug 19, 2022  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
With anti-Semitism on the rise, authentic portrayals of Jewish life are more important than ever At age 14 on my first trip to New York City, I saw my first Broadway show: the musical Titanic. I still vividly remember the characters of Isidor and Ida Straus, the co-owner of Macy's and his longtime wife, singing "Still," expressing their eternal love...
Made Glorious Summer: Lining Up for Shakespeare in the Park Tickets
By ELYSE ORECCHIO
Tuesday, August 16, 2022  •   Meet the Member  •    3 comments Share This
Tue Aug 16, 2022  •   Meet the Member  •    3 comments Share This
Why waiting outdoors for hours for free tickets is always on my family's calendar --- At 6 a.m. on a recent July morning by Central Park's Delacorte Theater, a woman smiled as my family took our place behind her in line to wait for free tickets to Richard III, the first show of The Public Theater's 60th Shakespeare in the Park season. Never mind that...
How TDF's Accessibility Programs Are Changing Theatre Lovers' Lives
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, July 29, 2022  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jul 29, 2022  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Some of the ways we're bringing the transformative experience of the performing arts to everyone --- When it comes to making theatre accessible to audiences with disabilities, a lot has changed over the past four decades. In Lisa Carling's 39 years at TDF, she has not only been heartened by those advancements in inclusion, but she has also spearheaded...
Seeing Myself in 'Company' for the First Time
By DANIEL GUSS
Thursday, July 14, 2022  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 14, 2022  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
A slightly rearranged revival gave me a new appreciation of one of my favorite musicals --- Something was different about this revival of Company. With the revival of any musical, there are always differences: scenery, costumes, lighting, character interpretation, orchestration, keys. Changes in text often occur as well—authors' prerogatives...
Always More to Learn at 'Into the Woods'
By DANIEL GUSS
Tuesday, June 28, 2022  •   Meet the Member  •    4 comments Share This
Tue Jun 28, 2022  •   Meet the Member  •    4 comments Share This
With the musical's Broadway engagement, a longtime fan takes stock of the show's life lessons --- Watching Into the Woods at City Center Encores! this past spring was the first time I felt the kind of exhilaration that theatre used to provide on a regular basis before the pandemic. Beyond gratitude that I could still have that experience, there was...
A Homecoming at 'Come From Away' for TDF's Autism Friendly Performances
By ELYSE ORECCHIO
Thursday, February 24, 2022  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 24, 2022  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
At our first Autism Friendly Performance since Broadway reopened, families were filled with gratitude and joy For Amy Kavanaugh and her daughter Emily, who has cerebral palsy and global developmental delays, attending TDF's Autism Friendly Performance of Come From Away in January marked a welcome return to Broadway after two challenging and isolating...
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