How much of Alexander Hamilton’s current star status is the result of the genius of Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the musical's book, music, and lyrics, and how much is owed to the genius of Hamilton himself?
While she was working tirelessly to open a sanctuary for Congolese rape victims, Eve Ensler was diagnosed with stage 3-4 uterine cancer. Thus began a journey that included self-recrimination (Did she ignore warning signs? Did she somehow poison her body through choices she made or didn’t make?), navigation through our country’s medical machine, making peace with her own family and history, and eventually finding a new way to connect to her body and to the world.
In a world premiere eight-week run from mid-November until early-January, a limited number of audience members will have the opportunity not just to watch “The Dead,” but to attend the story’s party themselves. The production will be set in a gracious turn of the century mansion on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, the home of the American Irish Historical Society.
On Sunday afternoon, twelve fearless — and enormously talented — singers “of a certain age” will step up to the microphone to compete in the Third Annual "Tomatoes Got Talent" cabaret contest at New York’s Triad Theatre.
Thanks to the work of the Theatre Development Fund (TDF) and, specifically, a remarkable woman named Becca Yuré, some of Broadway’s most beloved shows have been made available to a wider audience.
Along with the wonderful acting and singing, the staging of 'Allegiance' is particularly clever. Rough wood has been fashioned into sliding Japanese screens, effectively conveying the elegance of the family’s past with the austerity of their present. Projections are used at various points to add to the story and are especially effective when the characters learn of Hiroshima.
With all due respect to Grandmother’s house (“Over the river and through the woods”), no destination does the holiday season quite like New York City. The city’s “Great White Way” is especially exciting during the holidays.
"Sojourner Truth was an architect of democracy as we know it! She was the first black woman feminist ever!" the opera director mused. "I started to get grumpy—Who has tucked this woman under the coffee table, and why have they done it?”
"Waitress" was (and is) a wonderful little movie. “Little” in the sense of quiet and intimate, no huge stars, no special effects. It is bittersweet (especially when you think about Shelly’s untimely death), yet it remains a celebration of motherhood and sisterhood, of staying true to yourself or finding yourself again if you’ve lost your way.
'Hamilton' is a genius synthesis of historical and contemporary politics, human passion, strength and tragic flaw.
The Tony Awards aren’t usually as glamorous as the Oscars; there’s typically less cleavage—not to mention less Botox—on the red carpet. But what it lacks in glitz and glitter it makes up for in sincere appreciation of craft.
Historically, both straight plays and musicals have been a little biased when it comes to maternal characters.