James Baldwin—Live on Stage in His Own Words
By RAVEN SNOOK
Saturday, October 01, 2022  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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Why three different companies have turned his historic conversations into theatre --- The spirit of legendary author and activist James Baldwin has long haunted New York City stages, whether theatres are producing plays by him, about him or influenced by his work. But this fall, two NYC companies are actually recreating his landmark 1965 Cambridge...
A Theatre Pioneer Says Goodbye by Reinventing His First Show
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, September 29, 2022  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 29, 2022  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Off-Off Broadway stalwart Ping Chong reflects on 50 years of creation and change --- In 1972, when Ping Chong was 26, he made his first independent theatre piece: Lazarus. Performed in a Tribeca loft that belonged to Meredith Monk, it cost $100 to mount. There was no set, no one was paid, and Chong borrowed a slide projector from a friend. Although...
Exciting & Inexpensive Theatre: 14 Shows to See Off-Off Broadway in October
By ANDREW BLOCK
Thursday, September 29, 2022  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Thu Sep 29, 2022  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Catch Jill Sobule's musical memoir, Seth Gilliam from The Walking Dead, Ace Young from American Idol, a disco musical and more --- Adventurous audiences know that some of the biggest theatrical thrills are found on NYC's smallest stages. These shows are also great for theatregoers on a budget. In fact, TDF members can see dozens of Off-Off Broadway...
Why Dede Ayite's Latest Award Was Worth the Wait
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, September 28, 2022  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Sep 28, 2022  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
After a two-and-a-half-year delay, the costume designer is finally being feted by her peers at the TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards --- How in demand is costume designer Dede Ayite? While interviewing her about receiving this year's TDF/Kitty Leech Young Master Award, which will be presented through the TDF Costume Collection at the annual TDF/Irene Sharaff...
What's It Like to Play Tom Stoppard's Alter Ego?
By GERARD RAYMOND
Friday, September 23, 2022  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 23, 2022  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Actor Arty Froushan and director Patrick Marber on the personal nature of Leopoldstadt A hand-drawn family tree is a potent recurring image in Leopoldstadt, Tom Stoppard's elegiac new play tracing four generations of a wealthy Viennese Jewish clan during the first half of the 20th century. Threaded with recognizable strands from Stoppard's own family...
Top 5 Stage Performances to Stream This Weekend September 23-25
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, September 21, 2022  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Sep 21, 2022  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
In-person shows have been back for over a year now, but sometimes we want to get our theatre fix at home. Thankfully, there are still wonderful stage performances to watch online. Our carefully curated list spotlights the five best performances to stream this weekend, Friday, September 23 to Sunday, September 25, for free or at low cost. Great Performances:...
In 'Cost of Living,' I Finally See My Reality on Broadway
By RONNI KRASNOW
Wednesday, September 21, 2022  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Sep 21, 2022  •   Broadway  •    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...
WATCH: TDF's 'Cost of Living' Conversation
Wednesday, September 21, 2022  •   TDF Conversations  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Sep 21, 2022  •   TDF Conversations  •    0 comments Share This
Gregg Mozgala and Kara Young on coming to Broadway in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Kara Young is new to Cost of Living while Gregg Mozgala has been with Martyna Majok’s play since its first reading almost a decade ago. But they have the kind of easy camaraderie you expect from longtime costars. That's understandable since Young plays Jess,...
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