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In Support of New Plays... on Broadway

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

My friends are never very excited about new plays. What is The Realistic Joneses and why did celebrities want to be in it? Is Casa Valentina an atmospheric production where they treat us like we're in a resort?

Shakespeare, Shakespeare & More of the Same?

Cara Joy David | Posted 11.24.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I've seen over half a dozen Macbeths over the course of my career. We're going to have Romeo and Juliet running off-Broadway the same time it is running on Broadway. I'm often asked: Why? Yes, they are Shakespeare classics. But do people really want to see them again and again?

Something Isn't Right Here: Surprises of the Fall Broadway Season

Cara Joy David | Posted 03.15.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

As the dust settled, I asked a bunch of industry people to comment anonymously on what they consider to be the biggest surprises of the fall season and one of my unsolved mysteries of 2012-2013.