For anyone involved with theater, Shakespeare seems universal. However, he also can feel over done, wordy, or boring. Regardless, theater goers and actors alike will never stop obsessing over him and thus, Shakespeare will always have a presence on Broadway.
As of late, I get a lot of questions on what to take a preteen to from adults who want something they see as slightly more mature than a Disney show b...
Music has the magic ability to transport you back to a different time and place. That kind of nostalgia stems from familiarity with the songs and how ...
The conversation around Tonya Pinkins and Mother Courage desperately needs to be broadened. To an extent, the question of whether Pinkins' decision was "professional" is irrelevant. Activism is inherently unprofessional. Without disruption, there is no activism.
Throw in Andrea Martin as a soap-opera actress playing a kooky housekeeper and exasperated theater director (Campbell Scott) juggling both a complicated love life and a fraught production, and it's all chaos, all the time.
When I was planning my trip to the U.S. from India, the first thing I booked after booking my flight tickets was a ticket to the Broadway musical Phantom of Opera in New York.
Three weeks of rehearsals, 12 choreographers, 18 numbers, and 22 dancers: those were the statistics that culminated in American Dance Machine for the 21st Century's two-week stint at the Joyce Theater this winter.
Stop being confused; come out of the darkness and into the light. It's a bit scary at first, but don't die with your talent still inside you. What you share with the world stays forever!
As the mobile horizon expands with seemingly endless possibilities, we're all caught in what you might call a mobile "arms race."
For many, The King and I is remembered as a lush, exotic, and large-scale musical about the improbable romance between a British school teacher and the King of Siam. But in actuality, this musical is a battle between sexism and racism (and no one wins).
Mike Bartlett's King Charles III opens, as the house lights dim slowly, with the foreseeable news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II. From there it builds a dark tapestry with an acerbic wit and a cleverness geared only for Britons and Anglophiles.
Kinky Boots is a delightfully entertaining spectacle with a message. With the book by the illustrious Harvey Fierstein, music by Cyndi Lauper, and direction (and choreography by) Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots truly has an all-star creative team.
Tonya Pinkins publicly challenged a Classic Stage Company production of Mother Courage and Her Children in which she was to play the title character. The Tony-winning actress cited issues with the production's representation of people of color.
There goes another year in New York with magnificent stage performances. Some performers in the past year have excelled in exceptional storytelling far more than others. A season full of diverse characters ranging from female revolutionaries, sexually curious teenagers, a glittering tornado exit, underappreciated siblings, a one-man band, a Latin pop star, a ton of toe-tapping music, and star-turning performances. As we start ramping up to 2016, I look back at my top 10 theatrical performances of 2015.
Alexander Hamilton's birthday is January 11, and now's the perfect time to re-discover the "ten dollar Founding Father without a father." Continue reading for more places to visit and celebrate Alexander Hamilton's legacy.
Say what you will about Broadway's inflated ticket prices. For those who love musicals for the dancing, this show is for you.